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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants08:35 EDT Tuesday, May 22, 2012Miami, Los Angeles, Maui, and San Diego restaurants are among top al fresco dining destinations.SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer right around the corner, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce the 2012 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/MM07085LOGO )California's great outdoors is clearly great for dining, with 36 winning restaurants in the state, including 11 in the Los Angeles area, eight each in Palm Desert-Palm Springs and San Diego, and five in the Bay Area. Florida restaurants claimed 30 spots on the list, with an impressive 17 in the Miami area and nine wins in the city of Naples alone. The Aloha State of Hawaii is home to 16 winning restaurants, nine of which are on the island of Maui. Arizona and New York boast four wins apiece, followed by three in Texas, and two in both Louisiana and Virginia. Other states represented include Colorado, Illinois, and Nevada. "Dining al fresco makes a meal feel more special ? and more social," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "Whether you're enjoying a table with a view, terrific weather, or engaging in a bit of people watching, outdoor dining is an event in and of itself.  And, the fabulous food at these winning restaurants complements the entire experience, making these tables some of the most coveted reservations."The Diners' Choice Awards for the Best 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which "outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature.Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/outdoor.2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Best 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S. A Fish Called Avalon ? Miami Beach, FloridaAdobe Grill @ La Quinta Resort ? La Quinta, CaliforniaAlexander's ? Naples, FloridaBALEENnaples ? Naples, FloridaBarbatella ? Naples, FloridaBeachcomber Cafe-Crystal Cove ? Newport Coast, CaliforniaBimini Boatyard ? Fort Lauderdale, FloridaBlue Agave Club ? Pleasanton, CaliforniaBlue Coyote Bar & Grill ? Palm Springs, CaliforniaBlue Dragon Restaurant ? Kamuela, HawaiiBlue Moon Fish Co. ? Fort Lauderdale, FloridaBridge House Tavern ? Chicago, IllinoisBrockton Villa ? San Diego, CaliforniaBrown's Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid ? Kohala Coast, HawaiiCafe Amelie ? New Orleans, LouisianaCafe Luna ? Naples, FloridaCafe Malaga ? McKinney, TexasCafe Pinot ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaCafe Sambal-Mandarin Oriental Miami ? Miami, FloridaCafe Santorini ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaCaffe Riace ? Palo Alto, CaliforniaCampiello ? Naples, FloridaCapische ? Wailea, HawaiiChart House Restaurant  ? Miami, FloridaChautauqua Dining Hall ? Boulder, ColoradoDada ? Delray Beach, FloridaDeck 84 ? Delray Beach, FloridaDuke's Beach House ? Lahaina, HawaiiEdendale ? Hollywood, CaliforniaEl Chorro ? Paradise Valley, ArizonaFerraro's Bar e Ristorante ? Wailea, HawaiiFive Palms Beach Grill ? Kihei, HawaiiGannon's ? Wailea, HawaiiGaylord's at Kilohana ? Lihue, HawaiiGeoffrey's Restaurant ? Malibu, CaliforniaGeorge's Ocean Terrace ? La Jolla, CaliforniaGG's Waterfront Bar & Grill ? Hollywood, FloridaGigino at Wagner Park ? New York, New YorkHandsome Harry's Third Street Bistro ? Naples, FloridaHau Tree Lanai ? Honolulu, HawaiiThe House at Secret Garden ? Phoenix, ArizonaHouse of Tricks ? Tempe, ArizonaHula Grill-Kaanapali ? Maui ? HawaiiJackalope Ranch ? Palm Springs, CaliforniaJake's ? Palm Springs, CaliforniaJapengo ? Lahaina, HawaiiJB's On the Beach ? Miami, FloridaJRDN Restaurant ? San Diego, CaliforniaKatsuya-Glendale-SBE ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaLa Bottega ? New York, New YorkLatitudes ? Key West, FloridaLavendar Bistro ? La Quinta, CaliforniaLon's at The Hermosa ? Paradise Valley, ArizonaMarche Bacchus ? Las Vegas, NevadaMartinique Bistro ? New Orleans, LouisianaMax's Grille ? Boca Raton, FloridaMetro Lafayette ? Lafayette, CaliforniaMilagros ? Redwood City, CaliforniaMiraMare ? Naples, FloridaNick's Fishmarket ? Wailea, HawaiiNine One Five ? Key West, FloridaNovo Restaurant ? San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaOceans 234 ? Deerfield Beach, FloridaOlive and June ? Austin, TexasOphelia's on the Bay ? Sarasota, FloridaOvations at Wolf Trap ? Vienna, VirginiaParadise Cove Beach Cafe ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaPerch LA ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaPier 23 Cafe ? San Francisco, CaliforniaPier 45 ? Rochester, New YorkPlantation Gardens ? Koloa, HawaiiPlumeria Beach House ? Kahala, HawaiiPortico Restaurant ? Richmond, VirginiaPoseidon ? Del Mar, CaliforniaPurple Palm Restaurant ? Palm Springs, CaliforniaRed Fish Grill ? Miami, FloridaRenato's ? Miami, FloridaThe Restaurant at Ponte ? Temecula, CaliforniaRESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis ? West Hollywood, CaliforniaRocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar ? Boca Raton, FloridaSam Choy's Kai Lanai ? Kailua-Kona, HawaiiSapphire Laguna ? Laguna Beach, CaliforniaSheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado ? Coronado, CaliforniaSonoma Wine Garden ? Santa Monica, CaliforniaSpencer's Restaurant ? Palm Springs, CaliforniaSplashes at Surf & Sand Resort ? Laguna Beach, CaliforniaStone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens ? Escondido, CaliforniaSundowners on The Bay ? Key Largo, FloridaSundy House ? Delray Beach, FloridaSunset Cove ? Tarrytown, New YorkTommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar ? Naples, FloridaTommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar ? Palm Desert, CaliforniaTommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar ? Kihei, HawaiiTrio On The Bay ? North Bay Village, FloridaThe Turtle Club ? Naples, FloridaVeranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant ? San Diego, CaliforniaVic and Angelo's ? Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaVilla Sorriso ? Pasadena, CaliforniaWilshire ? Santa Monica, CaliforniaWoodshed Smokehouse ? Fort Worth, TexasDiners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the top restaurants for outdoor dining in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.About OpenTable ReviewsOriginally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions.  Diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to OpenTable.com can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 15 million reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable.com as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.  About OpenTable, Inc.OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 325 million diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable.com, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.     OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, toptable and otherservice names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates SOURCE OpenTableFor further information: Tiffany Fox, OpenTable, tfox@opentable.com, +1-415-344-4275; or Erica Schwartz, M Booth, EricaS@mbooth.com, +1-212-539-3295